University distinguished lecture series 11On July 29, 2020, the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020), came into force by the Government of India. SRM University-AP organised a sought after webinar titled “Creating a Vibrant Knowledge Society – An Indian Strategy for 21st Century” on July 24, 2021, as a part of its University Distinguished Lecture Series. Padma Vibhushan Dr K Kasturirangan, Chairman, National Education Policy-2020 (NEP), expounded the salient features and importance of the National Educational Policy. Dr Audimulapu Suresh, Hon’ble Minister for Education, Andhra Pradesh, and Prof Vijayalakshmi Saxena, General President, ISCA, delivered special addresses.

Prof. D. Narayana Rao, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, SRM University – AP in his welcome address said that the NEP – 2020 laid the foundation for a new India of the 21st Century. He said that NEP is poised to yield outstanding results in the fields of Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science & Technology Development in the country. Prof. Narayana Rao said that NEP 2020 is a game-changer for education in the country. He also opined that no country has achieved self-reliance without education of high quality.

In his Distinguished Lecture, Dr Kasturirangan asserted that over the next decade, India would have the highest population of young people in the world, more than 50% below the age of 35 years aspiring for high-quality education.

“How to learn? Moreover, how to become lifelong learners?-This is a critical question that needs to be addressed appropriately. Furthermore, the education of the future generations needs to be reconfigured to meet the targets of the sustainable development goals set for the year 2030. Especially goals for quality education seek higher inclusion, equitable quality education and promotion of lifelong learning opportunities for sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all,” explained Dr Kasturirangan.

Dr Kasturirangan further delineated, “India now needs an education system aligned with the aspirational goals of the 21st century while remaining rooted to India’s values, systems and ethos. NEP-2020 is crafted to provide an integrative yet flexible approach to education, keeping the interconnections of various phases of education. NEP-2020 is an end-to-end educational roadmap for the country with a broad view of encompassing holistic development, kindling the true potentials of the individuals. The policy is designed in accordance with developmental, cognitive and educational psychology, indicating that 5+3+3+4 design is better suited to a child’s learning trajectory.”

Dr Kasturirangan further explained the role of universities, degree colleges, the importance of open and distance education and the role of teachers. Teachers are the pillars of the successful implementation of NEP-2020. The new policy has facilitated the teachers and revised their roles to achieve the goal.

The major emphasis given in the policy is to the aspect of holistic and multidisciplinary education as the fundamental component of every level of education. Universities are perennial sources to generate and disseminate new ideas and knowledge. These are the effective eco-systems for interactions among diverse disciplines. He further requested SRM University-AP to consider setting up a Centre of Excellence in Education to offer B.Ed and M.Ed courses to prepare teachers.

Dr Kasturirangan said that the teachers trained in universities amongst the passionate and high profile Professors, will be excellent teachers and excel in teaching. Thus, the Universities need to take the initiative of setting up Centres of Excellence in education. At the Post-graduation level, one of the key recommendations of the policy is the strengthening of the research at the university system. The policy recommends the creation of a National Research Foundations for the purpose. National Research Foundation came into being with the vision of increasing the quantum and scope of quality research across all disciplines, creating a much larger workforce in the country. It also aims to promote Indian Art, Culture and Languages.

The policy also highlights the critical need to manage research at all levels- pure, applied, transactional, and research addressed to specific needs of the industry and social objectives. The primary role of the National Research Foundation will be to nurture a vibrant research eco-system through adequate funding, mentoring and support of multidisciplinary research in Arts and Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology, including educational technology. Dr K. Kasturirangan emphatically mentioned that India will be the skill capital of the world. He also mentioned that India must lead in emerging technologies: Artificial Intelligence, Additive Manufacturing, Neurosciences, e-mobility etc.

In his Presidential Address, Dr Adimulapu Suresh expressed his happiness to share the various initiatives that Government of Andhra Pradesh is taking towards implementing National Education Policy-2020. Dr Suresh said that the Government of Andhra Pradesh, under the leadership of Hon’ble Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, has accepted the concept and recommendations of National Education Policy-2020 that it has envisaged.

Dr Suresh agreed that education should have equality, accessibility, affordability, accountability and reachability among all. In the 21st century, poverty can no longer be a barrier to education. Hence, the Government of Andhra Pradesh has introduced several novel programmes and schemes to bring education to everyone, and NEP-2020’s recommendations have aided to take their schemes forward.

The Government of Andhra Pradesh believes that mothers are the key to an educated family. Therefore, the Government has introduced an incentive programme for mothers. Every mother who sends her child to a school will get 15000 rupees from the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The Government has further introduced Full Fee Reimbursement for the students below poverty level.

Dr Suresh proclaimed, “People who were denied education for centuries now can find their voices. Not a single child will be denied education. Hence, the Government of Andhra Pradesh has allocated 17% of its budget, i.e. nearly thirty thousand crores, for education. We are currently spending 2-3% of GSDP for education which is very close to what has been prescribed in the NEP-2020. Following the recommendation of NEP-2020, The Government of Andhra Pradesh is also introducing Academic Banks of Credits (ABC) and Choice based credit system (CBCS) to provide students with freedom and flexibility in education.”

Dr Suresh further mentioned that NEP-2020 emphasises Higher Education but does not enlighten much on Primary Education. CM Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has taken revolutionary steps to reconstruct Primary Education, developing the common curriculum and language training. Along with that, The Government is also putting an emphasis on Communicative and Soft Skill Training. Therefore, the Government of Andhra Pradesh can proudly say that that they have been the first state in the nation to imbibe the recommendations of National Education Policy-2020.

Dr Vijayalakshmi Saxena, in the Special Address, further elaborated that the previous policy on education was decades old. With the changing time, the policy also needs to be improvised. NEP-2020 has filled the void and came up with suggestions for the making of the 21st century. She said, “As educators, it is our duty to bring youngsters to take up new challenges. The vision of Indian Education, as mentioned in the policy, is to touch everyone’s life, consistent with their needs and necessities. she concluded.

Prof D Narayana Rao, Pro-Vice-Chancellor presented the book – Space and Beyond: Professional Voyage of K. Kasturirangan, to the Hon’ble Minister, and mementoes to all the speakers.

In his concluding remarks, Prof VS Rao, Vice-Chancellor of SRM University-AP, congratulated Dr Kasturirangan for the brilliantly conceptualized new education policy. He agreed with Dr Kasturirangan to the need of having a dedicated centre for the advancement of education. Prof Rao announced the inception of the Centre of Educational Innovation and Excellence that SRM University-AP has envisaged in the near future.

SRM University opens the gates to new opportunities for students, alumni & faculty members as it collaborates with the world-renowned educational institution

SRM University, AP a top-notch and new age university situated in the heart of Andhra Pradesh, collaborates with Harvard Business School Online to offer high-impact online courses to its students. Eliminating the difference between borders and nations, the university is focused on providing global exposure to the students and opportunities to upskill themselves with a gamut of courses to stay relevant in the ever-changing economy. Students already enrolled in flagship programs and courses of SRM University, AP such as School of Entrepreneurship and Management Studies will now have an added advantage to enhance their calibres with the global association.

The collaboration with Harvard Business School Online reflects international unison in these unprecedented times and is further offering different programs such as Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, Financial Accounting, CORe(Credentials of Readiness) and others. These programs are integrated with the regular courses of SRM University, AP such as BBA, MBA (General), MBA (Business Analytics) and MBA (Banking and Financial Services).

Harvard Business School Online offers a unique and highly engaging way to learn vital business concepts. The online certificate and credential programs are offered via HBS On line’s innovative online platform and are designed to bring the Harvard Business School classroom experience to life. The HBS Online courses put participants at the centre of the learning experience. The learning model is built around three key characteristics: active, case-based, and social learning.

Dr Sathyanarayanan, President of SRM Group of Institutions, says that all HBS Online courses are led by industry experts and international faculty and align smoothly with global standards of excellence. Encouraging students to have multi-disciplinary skills and motivating them to upgrade themselves while getting additional support from global peer learning groups, SRM University, AP, is preparing them to become industry-ready professionals.

Commenting on the collaboration, Prof V S Rao, Vice-Chancellor, SRM University-AP said, “We are focusing on collective growth and success of our students, alumni and faculty. SRM University, AP has curated a gamut of courses supporting their educational aspirations by providing them with Scholarships and Financial aid programs and this will help the learners to enrol for their desired courses without having to miss out on the opportunities due to monetary constraints.”

The focus of Harvard Business School Online courses, according to Prof.AVS.Kamesh is to enhance student’s proficiency and skillset in various verticals and this collaboration will help SRM University AP participants to engage in Real-World Learning with a global community of peers.

The Department of Economics is hosting a webinar on “Salient Features and Career Opportunities for BSc (Hons) Economics at SRM University AP” on July 19, 2021, at 4.00 pm to discuss the thrust areas of Economics. Dr Balaga Mohana Rao, Assistant Professor in the department, will introduce students to the theoretical and analytical foundations of economics careers.

In the webinar, Dr Dr Balaga Mohana Rao will detail the industries and job roles available for graduates and discuss the best ways to attain internships and jobs in the industry. Students who choose to pursue a BSc in Economics at SRM University-AP participate in a three-year full-time programme that aims to impart global standards-based curriculum. The objective of the programme is to develop a class of economists who are proficient not just in theory but also in practical expertise to address and analyse real-world problems.

Attend this informative session on July 19, 2021, at 4.00 pm to learn more about the courses, subjects, syllabus, scope, and career opportunities of the BSc Economics course offered in SRM University-AP.

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SRM University-AP has begun a series of Webinars to introduce its departments and courses to aspiring applicants of the undergraduate degree programmes. Different departments are presenting interactive sessions to provide an overview of their respective courses and additional resources that SRM University-AP students have access to during their academic years. The Department of Biological Sciences hosts a similar seminar to enlighten enthusiastic students with an overview of the BSc (Hons) in Integrative Biology and the career options associated with it. Prof Jayaseelan Murugaiyan, Head of the Department of Biological Sciences, will educate the audience with an in-depth discussion on the subject and why it will be beneficial to pursue the BSc in Integrative Biology from SRM University-AP. The session is on July 22, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.

The series primarily aims to provide candidates with information about the department, courses, and unlimited prospects to explore at SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh. Prof Jayaseelan Murugaiyan is a senior scientist and subject matter expert who previously worked as the Scientist & Group Leader (Proteomics) at the Institute of Animal Hygiene and Environmental Health, Center for Infectious Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. He taught at many national institutes and an international institute, Germany’s Freie Universitaet-Dhalem Berlin’s Research School of Biomedical Sciences. He is the author of almost 50 papers in biological sciences and studies. To obtain detailed information about the BSc in Integrative Biology programme, you must attend the informative session on July 22, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.

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SRM University-AP moulds career-ready engineers equipped with latest specialisations. To introduce CSE (AI &ML), ECE (IoT), ME (Materials and Manufacturing courses to M.Tech aspirants, a webinar on the theme “Done with B.Tech? Explore the endless opportunities through M.Tech” will be held on July 22, 2021 ar 4.00 pm. Prof Radha Guha, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE); Dr Ramesh Vaddi, Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE); and Dr Prakash Jadhav, Associate Professor and Head in the Department of Mechanical Engineering(ME) will engage the session with their expertise in their respective fields.

SRM University-AP offers M.Tech Computer Science and Engineering with specialisation in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. The Internet of Things (IoT) specialisation offered by the ECE department represents the recent advancements in Electronic systems, Networking and Communication technologies, Bigdata and Machine Learning to make the life of humans better and easier with time. Materials and Manufacturing specialisation offered by the Mechanical Engineering department provide an in-depth understanding of manufacturing processes such as forming, joining, casting machining, additive manufacturing, smart manufacturing, AI for manufacturing etc.

The curricula of M.Tech programmes at SRM University-AP are designed keeping in view the career scope and job opportunities. The students after completing the M.Tech Programme can choose industries to work or choose high-quality technical institutes of international repute to pursue a PhD. To know more about the M.Tech programmes and their specialisations at SRM University-AP, join this engaging webinar on July 22, 2021, at 4.00 pm.

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The prodigious twins of SRM University-AP proved their mettle again, cracking job offers with the highest salary of the season. Rajarshi and Saptarshi Mazumder from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering have been offered the positions of Technical Engineers-IT at PVP Inc Japan, a strategic partner of Google, Japan, with a pay package of 50 LPA. SRM University-AP becomes the first private university in India to achieve twin foreign placement in the maiden batch

Coming from a small town in West Bengal, the twins joined SRM University-AP with dreams in their eyes. They struggled with their schooling due to the transferable nature of their father’s job, but it also prepared them with the mindset to overcome any obstacle that comes in their way to excellence. Rajarshi and Saptarshi found their educational abode in SRM University-AP, where their dreams and ideas were encouraged and nurtured.

“Every moment at SRM-AP was so defining. Academics and research, 24×7 student-run Next Tech Lab, Semester Abroad and Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley, USA and winning Hackathon in Bay area competing with MIT, Stanford and Carnegie Mellon gave us the wide exposure of the real world, which would not have been possible without the continuous support of our faculty and university management. Now, it is time that we start our life in Japan, and we are very much looking forward to the new chapter,” said Rajarshi.

SRM University-AP is proud of its first graduating batch with a 100% Placement record, with most students getting multiple offers from reputed companies. 71% of students got Marquee, Super Dream, and Dream offers of ₹20+, ₹ 10+ and ₹ 5+ lakhs, respectively; and 600+ companies visited the university for recruitment. Top recruiters include Amazon, PayPal, Barclay, American Express, Bank America, Walmart, AB InBev, TCS, Cognizant, Infosys, L&T, AIS, JSW and Adani. The students of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering have bagged an attractive average salary of 8 LPA.

“SRM University-AP is founded with the vision to offer quality engineers, entrepreneurs and professionals to the country. In the Maiden Placement Drive itself, our graduates have shown predominance making the university a favourable destination for top industrial recruiters,” said Prof V S Rao, Vice-Chancellor, SRM University-AP.

Prof Ragunathan, Associate Dean in the School of Engineering and Sciences and Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering shared that our university has acquired the brand name as a prominent tech hub to the recruiters searching for the choicest engineers. “We are certain that in the coming years, the number of recruiters visiting will further increase, creating a record in the country”, he added.

Mr Vivekanandan, Assistant Director, Corporate Relations and Career Services, said that the department always looks for the best opportunities for the students. The aptitude of CSE students manifested in their internships, projects, curricular and extra-curricular endeavours naturally drew the attention of best recruiters to SRM University-AP.

A food distribution drive among the villagers was held on Sunday June 06, 2021, at SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh. The distribution of goods was carried out with the support of SRM Trust. Prof V S Rao, University Vice-Chancellor, and Dr B Sivakumar, Deputy Dean-Academic Affairs handed over several commodities like rice, condiments, sugar, and wheat flour to the people in need. In his remarks on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof VS Rao stated that the programme was established with the good intention of assisting the underprivileged during the trying times of Corona. We will continue to carry out similar community service programmes in future. Later, the beneficiaries thanked SRM University President Dr P Satyanarayanan, Vice-chancellor V S Rao and Puthaiya Thalaimurai CEO Venkatagiri. The event was attended by University Campus Life Maintenence Director Venkatachalam S, Maintenance Manager Maria Leon, and Manager Chandra Prabhu.

Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) is an all-rounder branch of engineering that does not limit only to IT jobs but provides career opportunities in both government and private sectors (Core and Non-core). SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh invites ECE aspirants to join a live webinar on “Does ECE Branch Provides more opportunities than CSE” followed by a panel discussion on “Job Opportunities with ECE” on June 26, 2021, at 6.00 pm. The main speaker of the webinar Dr Divya Chaturvedi and the moderator of the panel discussion Dr Anirban Ghosh, assistant professors from the Department of ECE, will clarify the doubts and incertitudes of students regarding the course during the session.

ECE branch offers combined courses in both hardware and software fields leading to more job opportunities in the private as well as government sector. In addition, the Technology Business Incubator established in our university support the students to launch their own start-up ventures. After clearing technical exams conducted by UPSC [IAS/IES] and PSUs [defence, railway, intelligence agency] ECE graduates can secure higher rank jobs in the government sector. ECE is one of the four branches [Civil/EEE/MECH/ECE] eligible to write the IES exam.

To know more about the matchless job opportunities that the ECE course at SRM University-AP can help you grab, join this interactive live panel discussion on June 26, 2021, at 6.00 pm.

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The department of Physics at SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh offers an interdisciplinary BSC (Hons) programme that provides practical training to students on the model and design solutions. In the interactive webinar titled “Salient Features and Career Options for BSc (Hons) Physics at SRM University AP”, Dr Jatis Kumar Dash, assistant professor from the Department of Physics will explicate the career options and higher education opportunities of BSc Physics on July 04, 2021, at 4.00 pm.

Students pursuing BSc Physics at SRM University-AP receive support to conduct research in a wide range of fields including fabrication of two-dimensional materials and their electronic devices, material genomics, applied photonics and optical communications, piezoelectricity and ferroelectricity, high-k dielectrics, thermoelectric devices, molecular electronics, photovoltaic devices and energy applications.

To know more about the programme/course structure, selection process, research areas, career options, and higher education opportunities of BSc Physics, join this immersive webinar on July 04, 2021, at 4.00 pm.

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Why choose commerce?In the wake of Admissions-2021, the Department of Commerce is holding a formal webinar on “Salient features and career options for BCom (Hons) at SRM University-AP”, highlighting the contemporary aspects of the subject and the career paths that one can choose after pursuing Commerce in our university. Dr A Lakshmana Rao and Dr Shailendra Singh from the Department of Commerce, SRM University-AP, will elucidate on the topic on July 16, 2021, 4.00 pm onwards.

The vision of the Department of Commerce under the School of Entrepreneurship and Management Studies (SEAMS) is to prepare agents of change in business, life, and society. The department, which has highly experienced faculty with international exposure, aims to build business leaders who represent the university in global standards. The curriculum not only caters to the theoretical aspect of the subject but also implements the practical methods for the understanding of real-life problems. The academic programmes and workshops held at regular intervals provide students with in-depth knowledge of the subject. The department exposes its students to well-known business and industry experts. It urges students to formulate innovative business ideas and represent them on global platforms.

All commerce aspirants are cordially invited to join this introductory session on July 16, 2021, at 4:00 pm to get worthwhile insights on pursuing a BCom (Hons) degree at SRM University-AP.

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